02/21/2012 9:55:00 AMOne of the best ways to reduce per-cow production costs is improve reproduction efficiency and stayability in the cow herd. Achieving that goal depends, in part, on early management of heifers and young cows that sets them up for long-term productivity, says South Dakota State University beef reproduction specialist George Perry, PhD. ... Full story.
02/16/2012 3:15:00 PMFed cattle prices tend to have a seasonal price trend and the spring is one of the bright spots to sell finished cattle as packers and retailer start to secure a supply of cattle and beef for the pending start of grilling season. ... Full story.
02/15/2012 3:43:00 PMFor generations cattlemen have heeded the advice of their fathers and changed the time they feed their cows as calving approaches. ... Full story.
02/14/2012 4:08:27 PMAbout three-fourths of fetal growth occurs in the last two months of gestation. ... Full story.
02/13/2012 4:20:00 PMK-State veterinarian Gregg Hanzlicek talks about fighting scours disease in newborn calves, and why input from a veterinarian is important when choosing a treatment product. ... Full story.
02/13/2012 11:30:00 AMThe final part of this series of articles looks at the implications of the latest USDA Cattle report on the potential for herd expansion. ... Full story.
02/21/2012 9:56:57 AMAccording to the NAHMS Beef 2007-08 Research data, “Calves born dead accounted for nearly half of calf losses (44.5 percent) during the first 6 months of 2008 and another 13.5 percent of losses occurred in the first 24 hours following birth.” ... Full story.
02/10/2012 3:04:00 PMReproductive efficiency is an important component of the economic success of a cow/calf operation. ... Full story.
02/10/2012 12:50:50 PMCattle producers should be mindful to not get too caught up in reacting to high market prices, according to a Texas AgriLife Extension Service economist. ... Full story.
02/09/2012 10:56:06 AMColostrum makes the difference in life and death for calves. ... Full story.
02/06/2012 10:05:51 AMWhen those frigid stretches of winter coincide with calving time, completely new sets of problems present themselves for the cow-calf producer striving to get calves off to a good start. ... Full story.
02/03/2012 11:09:45 AMAs cattle supplies remain tight and global demand intensifies profitability for cattle ranchers will continue in the year ahead, CattleFax analysts told cattlemen during remarks delivered at the 2012 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in Nashville, Tenn. ... Full story.
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10/19/2012We’re buying young cow from drought stricken ranches and moving them to ours. Do we co-mingle or segregate for how long? Full story.
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